Leadership Scholarship Event Brings Academic Achievers to Campus

Leadership Scholarship EventMcKendree University’s Leadership Scholarship Event on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 will host more than 300 students from over 200 high schools throughout Illinois and beyond.

The Leadership Scholarship, which has a maximum value of $5,000 annually, is available to students that have been awarded a McKendree University Presidential or Honors Scholarship and attend the Leadership Scholarship Event. During the Leadership Event, students take part in two interviews and submit an essay.

Presidential Scholarships, valued at $8,000 annually, are awarded to students at the time of admission who have both a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and a composite ACT score of 22 or higher. Honors Scholarships, valued at $12,000 annually, awarded to students at the time of admission who have both a 3.6 GPA and a composite ACT score of 27 or higher.

“These students are academic achievers who are typically involved in an impressive number of co-curricular activities,” said Chris Hall, vice president for admission and financial aid. “When awarding scholarships, we take every aspect of a student’s profile into consideration. We’re looking for outstanding students who will contribute to the life of our campus and benefit from the high academic quality that McKendree provides.”

During the interviews, panels of faculty, alumni, staff members and current McKendree students learn a bit more about each applicant. Students and their families also have opportunities to meet with support service staff, ask questions, tour the campus and explore what college life is like at McKendree.